Policies—designed to ensure that all students obtain the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-based economy and society—are of key importance for governments to remain globally competitive. Effective policy, aligned with desired behavior and outcomes, is critical to establish the conditions for success and to accelerate transformation.
Transformative policy is systemic, aligned, action-oriented, scalable, sustainable, and provides financial resources. Information Communications Technology empowers effective policy across curriculum and assessment, teacher professional development, research and evaluation, and leads to economic and social development and innovation.
Read Bob Kozma’s Policy Brief to learn about a process that helps policymakers articulate a vision, develop a master plan, implement initiatives, and evaluate and adapt these initiatives relative to the vision.
The Policy Development Guidebook provides materials that policy makers can use to help them develop their skills and policies through a four-phased policy development model.
The Intel Education Policy Tool helps leaders formulate policies that support education reform and social and economic development. You can download the Microsoft Windows* version or Macintosh OS* version.
Intel's education transformation model helps governments improve the quality of their education systems, leading to economic and social opportunities for its citizens. Explore the framework here.
Taking Action with Others to Advocate for Policy Reform
Intel engages with development agencies, multilateral organizations, and nonprofits to advocate for education excellence and access. By bringing sustained commitment and advocacy to regions around the world, Intel supports local governments and countries in developing effective policy and achieving 21st century education excellence.
Intel’s global strategic alliances include:
Intel is a founding member of ATC21S, a collaboration with Cisco and Microsoft—along with 60 leading scholars and progressive governments. The group is developing new approaches to help transform the teaching, learning, and assessment of skills needed by students to succeed as citizens and workers in the 21st century.
Intel joined with UNESCO, Cisco, ISTE, and Microsoft to develop the ICT Competency Standards for Teachers. These standards were created to help educational policymakers and curriculum developers identify the skills teachers need to harness technology in education.
Intel is a Steering Board member of the World Economic Forum Global Education Initiative (GEI), which supports the implementation of national education sector plans through innovative partnerships. GEI also supports the advancement of Entrepreneur Education.
A new global course on ICT in education has been created through collaboration between Intel and the World Bank Institute. The pilot course involved a week-long gathering of policymakers from 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.